Relationship of neurological function and age in older women. The study of osteoporotic fractures.

  title={Relationship of neurological function and age in older women. The study of osteoporotic fractures.},
  author={Michael L. Sands and Ann V Schwartz and Byron William Brown and Michael C. Nevitt and Dana G Seeley and Jennifer L. Kelsey},
  volume={17 6},
The decline of neurological and neuromuscular function with age in older women and in subgroups of older women with selected risk factors for poor function is described using cross- sectional analyses of data on 8,080 women from the multicenter Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. All twelve performance-based tests of muscle strength, balance, gait, somatosensory discrimination and reaction time declined with increasing age. On a percentage scale, vibration threshold declined the most rapidly with… CONTINUE READING


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